Matt Le Blanc was last on TV in 2006
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is making his TV comeback in a new BBC comedy show.
Episodes tells the story of a British couple who try to recreate their hit UK show for American TV.
LeBlanc will play himself as a star of the US version: "I am so glad I got the part, seeing someone else playing Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating."
The comedy is being co-written by Friends writer David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik from Mad About You.
Filming will start next year in London and Los Angeles.
The show is a co-production between Hat Trick Productions and the US company Showtime. The six-part series will be screened on BBC Two and Showtime in 2010.
LeBlanc spent 10 years on the hit show Friends playing Joey Tribbiani, a struggling actor.
He was last on TV in 2006 in the sitcom Joey, based on his character from Friends. The show was cancelled after two seasons due to poor ratings.